Partnerships exist on a continuum. They require time, energy, commitment and resources. They require trust and transparency and a real devolution of power from silos to a shared area – all parties give something up to receive disproportionately greater benefits. The features of partnership work CVPCP is involved in includes:
- Partnering between and within all or some of our member agencies, this is inclusive – not excluding other organisations
- to have an understanding of and to apply the processes of partnership development, strengthening and maintenance
- To work for a common goal, defined by a common vision
- To have an understanding of and to respond to the dynamic nature of such relationships constructively
Partnership Assessment Tools
The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) has produced three Partnership in Practice Guides that examine the three stages of partnering: preparing to partner, commencing the partnership, and sustaining the partnership.
Two tools for evaluating the effectiveness of partnerships are:
These tools are available on survey monkey: please contact the PCP for access.
Partnership Broker training
The Partnership Broker Association training is designed around The Partnering Cycle which aims to achieve Equity, Transparency, and Mutual Benefit (E, T, M) within partnerships. These principles lead to respect, trust and engagement between partner agencies. For further information and for training dates, please visit the Partnership Brokers Association website.